Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. upthewazzu

    upthewazzu Senior member

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    Test drove three cars over the weekend. They all sucked. Onward...

    Should probably mention which three cars: Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, and Subaru Legacy. The Chevy was decent. The motor was very smooth and had a decent amount of power for a small car, the interior was pretty bad. The Ford was just plain horrible, it was loud and very crude. The Legacy was the nicest, but the engine was a dog. I can't believe people find that motor acceptable in 2013 (2.5).
     
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    A couple people have mentioned it, but it's going to be mainly my wifes car. She doesn't want a compact sports car. Plus, I'm sort of limited to what I have available. I don't want to have to drive 100+ miles to get the car serviced. We currently own a Hyundai and it's a pain in the ass to have it worked on (and it seems to need an above average amount of work done). So basically I'm limited to the Big 3 + Subaru and Toyota. Ugh.
     
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    Oh true, not having a dealer nearby can be a drag. Would say a Jetta 2.0t or tdi but that seems they're out. Nissan? My pop loves his Altima.
     


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    I want to take a look at the new Altima, but I've been reading a lot of horror stories regarding their new version of the CVT, apparently it's a clunker. There is a dealership about 35 miles away, but that's still a bit of a drive. When people say "the middle of nowhere" they're talking about Pullman, WA.

    Even if I opened it up to Spokane, which is 100 miles away, there is still generally only one of each dealership so no price competition. I know a few folks who have gone to Seattle to get their cars. It's pretty crappy in this area.
     
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    Intoxicating, isn't it? The best thing about the car, IMO. It's what I miss about my previous car.
     


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    I thought the old cvt was a clunker which is why Nissan extended the warranty on it to 120k miles. My g/f wanted a Murano but after reading about those problems I quickly exercised my veto power on the purchase.
     


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    Honda Fit or Civic? The Scions are not bad either.
     


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    toyota=scion you fuck
     


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    Yes.. I'm missing my car so much right now, ugh. Can't fathom not being able to drive it for another NINE days.

    What was your previous car?
     


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    Yes, I get that. I meant to ask why only those brands and not others. Availability of local dealers?
     


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    Yeah, I live in a college town about 500 miles from anything resembling civilization.
     


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